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Three Middle Aged White Men Talk Feminism

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This week we’ve got several new movies. Diane Keaton remade every other movie she’s made over the last ten years with Love the Coopers. Sean wasn’t thrilled. The 33 is a Lifetime like movie that made it to the theaters. It’s pretty good, but it’s not a very gritty story…it’s just warm and fuzzy. Suffragette was an ok that was supposed to be great about the early feminist movement. My All American is a Christian film that also happens to be the best film of the weekend. It’s Rudyesque but the direction is a little amateur. Knock Knock is the new Eli Roth film that is so bad it’s amazing. Keanu Reeves redefines bad acting. It’s actually so bad that it’s good. I Smile Back is the new Sarah Silverman movie. It’s not a comedy what so ever. Silverman is great in it, the movies great. It’ll probably end up on the outside looking in come award season, but that shouldn’t take anything away from this movie.

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Top Five this week is Feminist movies.

For our Undisputed Classic this week is “Brian’s Song.”

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Our trailers this week are:

Jaco
Finding Dory
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Rebel Adam Sandler is Ruining Good Movies Without A Cause

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This weeks episode is a downer. Pixels disappoints, Southpaw & Paper Towns are to formulaic. Mr. Holmes is great but nobody has seen it. Adam Sandler is almost single handedly the only thing wrong with Pixels and that breaks my heart. I want to accuse Sean of being a dumb critics, but his audience didn’t even go and see Pixels so I can’t defend Sandler. Jake Gyllenhaal is amazing in Southpaw, but the movie is kind of dumb. It was written for Eminem and oddly enough would have been a better movie if Eminem was in the movie. It’s all Gyllenhaal’s fault. Paper Towns is fine. Again we’ve seen it before, it’s a formula. It’s forgettable which kind of makes it worse than a bad movie. At least its not Fault in Our Stars or something by Nicolas Sparks. Then there is Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellan as Sherlock Holmes. Mr. Holmes is such a unique interesting movie that everyone should go see right now.

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Our Undisputed Classic is Rebel Without A Cause. Sean explains why this movie has held up and is such a great classic. I had a hard time getting into it but I can’t argue against anything Sean says. He even does a pretty good job of explaining why I don’t think it holds up.

In 1985 European Vacation, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Heavenly Kid

Our trailers this week are:

Freeheld
Queen of Elizabeth
Experimenter
Hunger Games

Mockingjay Part 1 Wasn’t Made for Three Grown Men, But Whiplash Rocked

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. We’ve got a brand new website, a brand new iTunes logo. We’re launching a campaign on iTunes to get more ratings and reviews. If you rate and review our podcast you’ll be entered into a contest where you can win:

An autographed DVD of “Cadaver Christmas”
Jeff Bridges and the Abider’s Live CD
A Movie poster from A24 Distribution
Two tickets to the movie of your choice

We will also give out five additional signed copies of “A Cadaver Christmas” as well as the the chance to produce a bonus episode. What does that mean? It means you decide the movies we talk about.

and if we can get 100 reviews we’ll throw in a year long subscription to Netflix.

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This week “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” came out and destroyed the box office. Neither Josh or Sean liked it, but we’re really not the audience for this movie or these series of movies. The movie we really wanted to talk about is “Whiplash.” In my opinion it is to jazz what “Rocky” is to boxing in that it’s good but that’s not what it looks like when someone is playing the drums. I liked it the least of the three but I still liked it. Sean loved it.

Sean and I watched “Foxcatcher,” we dabble with that a little bit but don’t get too into it. Sean saw “The Theory of Everything” and doesn’t think it needs to exist. Finally there’s Joe Berlinger’s “Whitey” which Sean calls the best documentary of the year. It’ll ruin your day, that’s for sure.

This weeks Undisputed Classic is Woody Allen’s “Manhattan.”

1984 – “Supergirl” and some Robert DeNiro/Meryl Streep movie

Trailers

Peanuts
Cinderella
Pitch Perfect 2
Red Knot
Son of a Gun

#TBT “Catching Fire” is Just All Right With Me

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Throw Back Thursday

Welcome to the I Hate Critics movie podcast, a movie podcast greater than your average movie podcast. This week we talk about “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Delivery Man” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The biggest movie of the weekend happens to be the worst movie of the weekend, but it’s not bad, it’s just a young adult story which means it has no balls and if you poke at it enough it falls apart. That said Jennifer Lawrence is on the verge of becoming a great actress and if for no other reason check it out to see her work.

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“Delivery Man” is a solid Vince Vaughn film. I miss the days when he took more risks, but it could be worse, he could be Adam Sandler. Sean saw “Inside Llewyn Davis” and called it the perfect movie. Josh and i thought about ending him out of pure jealousy, but then we might never get to see it.

Our undisputed classic this week was “Oldboy.” Josh saw it twice. This weeks segment was my proudest moment in all of our podcasts. If you don’t leave that segment wanting…needing to see the original “Oldboy” then we’ve done something wrong. Josh missed a huge plot point in the movie that when he figured it out…which he does live on this podcast it all clicks and is a magical moment that we caught. You need to see this movie.

In 1983 “Terms of Endearment” began its reign as one of the most overrated films of all time while “Of Unknown Origin” took over Sean’s mind.

Our trailers this week our:
“Nymphomaniac”
“Sabotage”
“The Muppets Most Wanted”
“Best Night Ever”
“Need for Speed”
“Robocop”
“Raze”

Nightcrawler is Effective to Say the Least

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. This week we’re launching a brand new website, a brand new iTunes logo. We’re launching a campaign on iTunes to get more ratings and reviews. If you rate and review our podcast you’ll be entered into a contest where you can win:

An autographed DVD of “Cadaver Christmas”
Jeff Bridges and the Abider’s Live CD
A Movie poster from A24 Distribution
Two tickets to the movie of your choice

and if we can get 100 reviews we’ll throw in a year long subscription to Netflix.

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This week “Nightcrawler” came out. Sean and Josh loved it, I hated it but for the same reasons they loved it, so at worst it’s effecting. It’s a satire on capitalism and it will piss you off. In my opinion character’s like this are more evil than serial killers and other murderers.

The other movie to come out this week was “Before I Go To Sleep.” Sean’s critic friend referred to this movie as “50 First Dates” as a thriller and it probably would have been better if Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore were in it instead of Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.

Our Undisputed Classic is “Peeping Tom.” It’s a movie that sticks with you. I didn’t like it the first time I saw it and the more I get away from it the more I like it. Sean has it among his favorite movies of all time. You should really check this movie out.

1984 – “The Killing Fields” Josh failed the sleep test and Sean thinks it’s over rated.

Trailers

Hunger Games: The Mocking Jay Part One
Furious 7
Insidious 3
Taking of Deborah Logan
Comet

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